British television networks BBCtv & Channel 5 celebrate Doris Day’s music comeback (RARE 1992 PBS bio “A Sentimental Journey” to air in UK!)

August 30, 2011 3 Comments

We have just learnt that digital channel BBC4 television will be holding a special ‘Doris Day’ evening on Friday, September 9 2011 from 9pm (UK time). The channel will re-transmit their 2005 documentary “Virgin Territory” and of significant interest to Day’s fans they will broadcast for the first ever time on British television Doris Day’s 1971 special “The Doris Mary Anne Kappelhoff Special” (co-starring Perry Como) and the stunning 1992 PBS documentary “A Sentimental Journey” which features the star’s last interview given to American television!

We actually are astounded by just how much BBCtv and radio are supporting Ms. Day. It is impressive and something fans should really be very excited and pleased about!

The UK’s fifth most popular ‘National’ television network Channel 5 is also showing two of Ms. Day’s biggest and best loved movies in the lead up to the release on September 5th of her new album “My Heart”. “The Man Who Knew Too Much” airs on Channel 5 and Channel 5 HD on Saturday, September 3rd at 12.20pm and “Calamity Jane” follows the next day at 1.45pm.

The BBC4 schedule for Friday September 9 is:

  • 9:00pm to 10:00pm: Virgin Territory
    Michael Brandon narrates a profile of one of the big screen’s more enduring legends. Contributors include James Garner, Richard Carpenter, Terence Davies and Don Pippin.
  • 10.00pm to 10.55pm: The Doris Mary Anne Kappelhoff Special
    US Variety show originally broadcast in 1971; Co-starring Perry Como a& Rock Hudson.
  • 10:55pm to 11:50pm: A Sentimental Journey
    In this 1992 documentary originally aired on PBS in the US and unavailable since, Doris appears in original interview footage to discuss her life and career. Hosted by actress and friend Betty White, the retrospective also includes footage from Doris’s films along with comments from James Garner, Kirstie Alley, Doris’s late son Terry Melcher, writer John Updike, singer Rosemary Clooney and others.

A REPEAT OF EACH OF THE ABOVE SHOWS STARTS THAT NIGHT FROM 11.50pm

MY HEART
Label: Sony Music UK
UK Release Date: 5 September 2011
Order the CD from amazon.co.uk & amazon.de
(amazon.com also offer the CD on import)

  1. Hurry, It’s Lovely Up Here (Written by Alan Jay Lerner & Burton Lane) +
  2. Daydream (Written by John Sebastian) +
  3. Way I Dreamed It (Written by Bruce Johnston & Terry Melcher) +
  4. Heaven Tonight (Written by Bruce Johnston) +
  5. My One & Only Love (Written by Robert Mellin & Guy Wood)
  6. My Heart (Written by Bruce Johnston & Terry Melcher) +
  7. You Are So Beautiful (Written by Billy Preston & Bruce Fisher) +
  8. Life Is Just A Bowl of Cherries (Written by Ray Henderson & Les Brown)
  9. Disney Girls (Written by Bruce Johnston) +
  10. My Buddy (Written by Walter Donaldson & Gus Kahn)
  11. Happy Endings (Bruce Johnston & Terry Melcher) +
    [Sung by Terry with introduction by Doris Day]
  12. Ohio (Betty Comden, Adolph Green & Leonard Bernstein)

+ Previously Unreleased Song

 

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3 Comments to “British television networks BBCtv & Channel 5 celebrate Doris Day’s music comeback (RARE 1992 PBS bio “A Sentimental Journey” to air in UK!)”
  1. christopher says:

    About time too !! the lovely Miss Day really deserves this .

  2. Pamela Mcfarlane says:

    Guess I know what we’re going to be doing on the 3rd, 5th & 9th September! 😉 It’s about time we had more Doris Day movies and shows on British T.V. It’ll be nice to let my 7 year old daughter watch a movie and not be aprehensive about what she may see on it! I always looked forward to when these movies were on T.V when I was younger. There’s nothing like a Doris Day movie to leave you feeling happier 😉

  3. Joe Zani says:

    What could be better than watching Doris Day and Perry Como, two of the best voices ever and two of the nicest people ever . Top that off with the fact that they are both animal lovers .Who could ask for anything more ……

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